School crossing guards play an important role in getting children to school safely. These devoted individuals work every school day in sun, rain and snow to ensure the safe passage of schoolchildren crossing the streets of Georgina.
The Town of Georgina is responsible for hiring and training school crossing guards.
When a request is received for a school crossing guard, the Town conducts a pedestrian and vehicular traffic study to determine if the request is warranted.
Town of Georgina crossing guards use the Three Whistle System.
The first whistle signals that the crossing guard is entering the roadway to stop traffic.
The second whistle indicates to the children that it is now safe to cross.
The third whistle is blown when all children and the crossing guard have left the roadway.
Remember: All vehicles must come to a complete stop when directed to do so by a school crossing guard displaying a stop sign and remain stopped until all persons have left the roadway, including the crossing guard. Any violation is an offence under the Highway Traffic Act.
Visit the Ministry of Transportation website to learn more.
How to become a crossing guard
If you would are interested in becoming a school crossing guard, please check the Town of Georgina job listings for any current opportunities – georgina.ca/careers.